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Breakfast Club Committee

Responsible for organizing the free colloquium series where members and non-members get the opportunity to network and learn about therapy related topics.

Join us for our FREE colloquium series for 2020/2021!

Learn about group therapy and socialize with Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy members at a FREE online colloquium series. Breakfast Club is held on select Sundays from Noon to 1:15 pm.

  • INVITE YOUR FRIENDS! Please have them register as space is limited to 20 participants
  • The ZOOM link for of each event will be emailed to all registrants 24 hours before the event
  • CEUs and CMEs are not currently being offered 

Hosted by the Breakfast Club Committee

Howie Schnairsohn, LICSW, CGP - Member

Penelope Moore, LICSW, CGP - Co Chair

Ann Keren Neeman Cantor, Psy.D., LICSW - Co Chair

American Pancakes, Klara Jensen (2012)Upcoming Breakfast Clubs

In light of recent events and to insure the health and well being of our hosts and guests, we have made the decision to hold future Breakfast Clubs over Zoom Meeting.  Below are our upcoming programs for 2020/2021 with links to register. Space is limited to 20 participants.


November 1, 2020 

Squaring the Circle: How to Engage in Straight Talk about Racial-Cultural Events and Microaggressions in Groups

Presented by Aziza A. B. Platt, PhD

REGISTER HERE  (Workshop is Full. Registration for Waitlist Only)

This interactive presentation will explore how racial-cultural events, including micro-aggressions, occur and impact in therapy groups. Using examples from group members' experiences and NSGP members offerings, we will collectively explore impediments to straight talk about racial-cultural issues; the dynamics that keep us going in circles; and responding that allows our groups to synthesize instead of spiral.

December 6, 2020 

Metaphor and Meaning in Group Therapy: Expanding our Toolbox

Presented by Oona Metz, LICSW, CGP, FAGPA


Group leaders use metaphors and images to increase group cohesion, invoke playfulness, increase understanding, and confront difficult topics in groups. How do we “tune in” to metaphors and then make use of them in the context of a group? This interactive, dynamic workshop offers an opportunity to play with words, language, and concepts, and add a few (metaphoric) tools to your group therapy toolbox.


January 24, 2021 

Boundary Violations or Mutual Enrichment

Presented by Charles Glazier, LICSW, CGP


Combined individual and group treatment for character-disordered clients yielded changes in emotional functioning. The therapist encouraged members to discuss individual therapy in group and vice versa. This “culture of confidence” led boundary changes that challenge our ideas about confidentiality and safety. We will discuss these challenges after the case presentation.

March 21, 2021 

Applying Group Therapy, Group Dynamics, and Organizational Dynamics in Non-Clinical Group Settings:  Expanding our Practices

Presented by Suzanne L. Cohen, Ed.D., CGP, FAGPA and Carl M. Cohen, PhD. Science Management Associates


We will review the topic of application and the various ways that group and organizational dynamics can be used in non-clinical settings. We will run a “mini workshop” with participants in the Breakfast Club, showing the use of the group on the Zoom platform, including the use of breakout rooms. We will close with each participant bringing a case in their own practices that would be a possible area to apply group skills, either in person or remotely.

April 25, 2021 

Creating a Professional Will

Presented by Debra Filiurin, LMHC, CGP


Creating a professional will is a requirement for ethical practice. In the event of a medical emergency or sudden death it is essential. This presentation will help identify your individual needs, create a plan to execute your wishes and equip you to get the process started.

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